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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Public Lecture: A Fairer Society for a Healthier Future

8th March 2011, 11:30 to 13:00, Penthouse Suite, Collingwood College, Sir Michael Marmot

People in the UK are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. Yet while health and life expectancy have improved across society, health inequalities persist. 

Following the report of the WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health in 2008, and in the tradition of the Black and Acheson reports, the UK government commissioned Professor Sir Michael Marmot to lead a strategic review of health inequalities in England (Marmot Review) to examine new evidence and advise on how to tackle health inequalities in the coming years.

Sir Michael will present evidence and recommendations from the Review and discuss ways in which the Review's recommendations for action on the social determinants of health can be taken forward at the local level.

This public lecture is being hosted by the Institute of Advanced Study, the Wolfson Research Institute and the Durham Forum for Health.

This lecture is free to attend and open to all staff, students, professionals, and members of the general public but registration is essential.  To register please email Judith Aird (

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